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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the (a) mean and (b) median hourly pay was in each year since 1992. (148768)
Levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) and from the New Earnings Survey (NES), and are provided for all full-time employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence.
I attach a table showing the mean and median Gross Hourly Pay for all full-time employees, for the years 1992-2006.
The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It replaced NES from 2004, although ASHE methodology has been applied to NES datasets to provide continuous results from 1997 onwards. Both surveys feature a one per cent. sample of all employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes.
|Gross hourly earnings for all employee( 1) a jobs|
|(1) Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence. (2) Figures from 1992 to 1996 are taken from the new earnings survey, and are for GB only. Figures from 1997 to 2006 are from the annual survey of hours and earnings and are for the UK. (3) In 2004 additional supplementary surveys were introduced to improve the coverage of the annual survey of hours and earnings. Figures are presented both excluding and including the additional surveys for comparison purposes. Source: New Earnings Survey; Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.|
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking how many people in England have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. (148771)
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2004. They are published in the Annual Reference Volume, Cancer statistics: Registrations (Series MB1) available on the NS website:
The data item, stage, was introduced in 1993 when the cancer registration minimum data set was established by the Department of Health. There remains much variation between the recording of stage that it is likely to reflect differences in what is meant by "stage" by the cancer registries, rather than real differences across England in what clinicians use to classify the patients. It is not therefore, possible to provide England data on cancer incidence broken down by stage.
Michael Gove: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agencys project evaluation report produced for the council tax revaluation in Wales. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1495W, to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on departmental expenditure, what discussions his Department had with Brian Pomeroy before commissioning Opinion Leader Research. 
Kitty Ussher: Mr. Pomeroy and Treasury Ministers discussed the review of Christmas saving schemes and agreed terms of reference. Mr. Pomeroy recommended to the Treasury that qualitative research be conducted to inform consideration of these questions. The Treasury awarded the contract for this work following an appropriate competitive exercise, in line with Government procurement rules.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the revenue received by Her Majestys Treasury from the importation, manufacture and sale of fireworks in each of the last three years. 
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue collected under the landfill tax was (a) allocated and (b) disbursed to (i) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (ii) other programmes designed to increase recycling in each of the last 10 years for which records exist. 
Angela Eagle: The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) obtains Government funding under both the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme (BREW) and DEFRAs Waste Implementation Programme (WIP).
WIP received funding when the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, funded from Landfill Tax receipts, was reformed in 2003. Of this, £16 million in 2003-04, £35 million in 2004-05 and £50 million in 2005-06 was spent on WRAP.
Landfill Tax receipts also fund BREW, which is being used to return £284 million to business over the current spending review period (2005-08). BREW is providing an additional £23 million to WRAP over this period.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2007, Official Report, columns 940-41W, on lone parents, if he will estimate the average tax credit payment being made to single parents entitled to working tax credit, including the child care element, and child tax credit. 
Jane Kennedy [holding answer 28 June 2007]: Information on the number of single parent families benefiting from child and working tax credits, by band of entitlement, is available in table 2.10 of the HMRC publication Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards 2005-06, which is available on the HMRC website at:
Estimates of the numbers of families with tax credits awards, including overpayments and
underpayments by constituency, based on final family circumstances and incomes, for the years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 are available in the HMRC publication Child and Working Tax Credits. Finalised Awards. Supplement on Payments. Geographical Analysis, for each relevant year. These publications and provisional estimates for the number of families with tax credit awards, by constituency, as at selected dates in 2006-07 are available on the HMRC website at:
Jane Kennedy: Claimants can ask HM Revenue and Customs to reconsider a decision to ask them to repay their overpaid tax credits by writing to the department or by completing a form (TC846) that is provided for that purpose. HM Revenue and Customs do not separately count the number of requests made by using the TC846. For the total number of disputes received I refer the hon. Member to the answer my predecessor gave to his earlier question on 25 June 2007, Official Report, columns 415-16W.
18. Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to increase the supply of affordable housing in places where the cost of housing is high in relation to average incomes. 
Yvette Cooper: The Governments response, published in 2005, to Kate Barkers Review of Housing Supply set out an ambition to increase housing supply to 200,000 per annum by 2016. We are increasing provision of social rented housing to 30,000 homes in 2007-08 and have said that social housing will be a priority in the 2007 spending review. And we have plans to help 120,000 people into low cost home ownership in the five years to 2010.
|Affordable housing supply: Solihull (West Midlands)|
Local Authorities, Housing Corporation
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